Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun barb

4 senses of barb

Sense 1
shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe -- (an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets")
       => remark, comment, input -- (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account")

Sense 2
barb -- (the pointed part of barbed wire)
       => point -- (sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil")

Sense 3
barb -- (a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove)
       => point -- (sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil")

Sense 4
barb -- (one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather)
       => fibril, filament, strand -- (a very slender natural or synthetic fiber)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb barb

1 sense of barb

Sense 1
barb -- (provide with barbs; "barbed wire")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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